Taklobo is a heavy display serif typeface resembling the proportions and curves of the world's largest living bivalve mollusks—the giant clams, locally known as taklobo—found in threatened numbers off the underwater shores of the Philippines.
Given the vulnerable conservation status of giant clams largely due to overexploitation and habitat destruction, the design process was driven by the awareness that these marine treasures must stay underwater where they belong. From rejecting ascenders and pushing the heights of the main letterforms to align at the cap line emerged this dense yet majestic unicase type construction.
Hard on the outside but soft on the inside, Taklobo is both rigid and fluid in nature, in shape for eclectic visual identities, splashy titles and headlines, and unapologetic designs that dare to make a bold statement.
- Designed by
- John David Maza
- Released in
- Serif, Upright, Display
- .OTF .WOFF .WOFF2
- Developed for
- Latin European Languages
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